One cannot help watching this video and imagining Doris singing this beautiful tune into your ear. Then again, I truly believe I used to be a World War II fighter pilot flying the mighty Corsair with Pappy Boyington in the Solomons. But now I bet I've said too much.
(Here's my Corsair...well, maybe it's one like the one I flew. I think I was shot down.)
With A Song In My Heart, Music by Richard Rodgers; Lyrics by Lorenz Hart 1929
How can you not fall in love with this lady? Many have and, sadly, most took advantage of her. I hope that's not Marty Melcher lying with her in the video. He was a scoundrel, swindling her out of millions and leaving her in debt. Why do women fall for such men?
(That's Harry James on the trumpet, by the way.)
Moonglow, Music by Will Hudson and Irving Mills; Lyrics by Eddie DeLange 1933
Melcher appears in this video too often for my tastes. However, Moonglow is one of my favorite standards, a classic. Doris sings it beautifully.
Speaking of Moonglow, I can't resist including this famous version by Artie Shaw, the master of the clarinet....
But I digress. Here's more of the fabulous Doris Day...
Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Music by Harold Arlen; Lyrics by E. Y. Harburg 1939
Did I mention she can act? This scene is from my favorite movie of all time. Doris Day and Danny Thomas in "I'll See You In My Dreams," a film biography of the great lyricist Gus Kahn. Doris sings many Kahn standards in this movie, none better than this one...
The One I Love, Music by Isham Jones; Lyrics by Gus Kahn 1924
Here's Doris and Danny singing an unforgettable version of "Makin' Woopie!" from the same movie.
Makin' Whoopee!, Music by Walter Donaldson; Lyrics by Gus Kahn 1928
Here's Doris singing the title song... (By the way, this song was written the year my dad was born!)
I'll See You In My Dreams, Music by Isham Jones; Lyrics by Gus Kahn 1924
And, lest anyone think Doris has lost her charm, here is a cut from her latest top 10 album, "My Heart," which hit the charts at number nine this year in England.
My One And Only Love, Music by Guy Wood; lyrics by Robert Mellin 1952
Well, that's probably enough...for now. Good night.